Turista or traveler’s diarrhea, how to avoid it!

Traveler’s diarrhea, or turista is a type of gastroenteritis infection manifested by diarrhea associated with symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramps, nausea, vomiting and malaise. Turista is the most common health problem among travelers, and affects about 20 to 50% of short trips. It usually occurs a week after arrival and usually lasts a few days. It can, however, become embarrassing and turn a dream trip to hell.

What causes turista?

Vacationers usually catch the turista following bacterial contamination, the bacteria grow in raw or undercooked food, water, ice cubes or contaminated food, as well as in areas where hygiene is poor . For some people a simple change in diet can trigger turista. This occurs mostly in those who go on holiday being very tired.

How to avoid it?

During travel avoid raw meat and fish, peeled fruits, shellfish, ice cubes and milk products. Always drink water in a bottle that you have yourself removed the cap. Avoid stalls, dirty toilets and unhygienic restaurants. When travelling, bring a few packs of wipes, for example to wash your hands or clean a toilet seat. Before travelling prepare your intestinal flora by taking probiotic and so leave less room for unwanted bacteria. Probiotics are living microorganisms considered good bacteria, they are sold in capsules in pharmacies and health food stores. A little trick check acidophilicus and bifidus bacteria. It is recommended to take capsules 2 or 3 weeks before departure.

What to do if you catch it?

There are drugs against diarrhoea as loperamide (Imodium) but, a good suggestion is activated charcoal that absorbs toxins and bad bacteria in your gut it’s quite effective against bloating, diarrhoea, gas … Another suggestion is the root of Potentilla erecta (Tormentavena) against vomiting and nausea. When it happens you would not feel like eating the first day, but it is important to stay hydrated. After that, if possible take rice water, blueberry juice, grated apples, dry oatmeal and bananas.

Park of Villa Pallavicino, Stresa, Italy

The park of Villa Pallavicino, in Stresa, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Superior Lake, an idyll of flora and fauna that gives the visitor a unique experience.
The original idea of ​​the park is due to man of Neapolitan State Ruggero Bongos, who, fascinated by the Superior Lake, decided in 1855 to buy the land to build a small house. Subsequently, the family of the Marquis Pallavicino, who in 1862 took over the property, expanded it, constructed walkways, decorated the park with statues and simple home had become a beautiful neoclassical villa of the nineteenth century that stands still on the hill. It was the Marquise Louise in 1952, who completed the work by hosting animals from around the world to build an exceptional zoo.
In fact, thousands of tourists choose to visit this great park over 16 hectares. Open meadows, shady avenues and squares where the roses bloom, oleanders, magnolias, daffodils, azaleas, rhododendrons which perfectly combine the scrub forest with ancient monumental trees. The zoo, with over 40 species of animals from around the world, is the main attraction of the park: white swans, ducks, rare crested cranes, deer, silver pheasants, deer, goats, llamas, zebras, kangaroos Bennet , peacocks animate this real natural balcony overlooking Superior Lake and the surrounding mountains.


The park can be visited on payment of the ticket, there is a restaurant, a bar, a souvenir shop, a playground and several picnic areas.
The visit is available from March to October, ideal to spend a beautiful day with the whole family.

The Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Spain

The Plaza Mayor is in the heart of Salamanca, Spain, and is the most characteristic monument of the city. It is an urban space built as a Castilian Big Square, trapezoidal, which, with the time, became the center of social life of the city; cultural festivals and religious ceremonies are held there regularly. It was built in Baroque style between 1729 and 1756; Andrew II De Salamanca City decided to build it to reward the loyalty of the city during the War of Spanish Succession. It has galleries with arches in the center, medallions on arches, bearing the likeness of famous people such as the Catholic Monarchs, Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes among others. You can also observe the coat of arms on the arches of the great arches in the balconies and other architectural elements.


The square is the perfect place to go for a walk, to meet with friends and share a coffee or a drink in a local around there.